Live Near Your Work home-buying session set for
The Johns Hopkins Live Near Your Work program, in
partnership with the Southeast Community
Development Corp. and Healthy Neighborhoods, will host a
30-minute home-buying session for Johns
Hopkins employees, followed by a self-guided housing tour,
at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 26, at the
Southeast CDC offices, 3700 Eastern Ave.
The Live Near Your Work program coordinator will
present information about how Johns
Hopkins employees can qualify for up to $17,000 in grants
toward the purchase of a home in
designated areas of Baltimore City. Housing counselors from
the Southeast CDC will answer questions
about the home-buying process, and representatives from
Healthy Neighborhoods will provide
information about special below-market loans available for
purchase and renovation of homes in select
areas of the city.
A walking tour of the Highlandtown area will include
the opportunity to visit several open houses
(maps will be provided).
For more information about this event, or to learn
more about Live Near Your Work, call the
program coordinator at 443-997-4893.
Hearing to be held on primary care shortage in Balto.
A public hearing to address primary care shortage in
Baltimore City will be hosted at the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health by the
Baltimore City Health Department, the Maryland
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the
Hopkins Urban Health Institute.
The hearing is in response to a recent RAND Health
report indicating that the rate of likely
preventable hospitalizations is substantially higher in
Baltimore City than in other parts of Maryland
and Washington, D.C. RAND found that a shortage of as many
as 150,000 primary care visits in the
city each year may be a major cause of the problem.
The hearing will seek input on the reason for a gap in
primary care access, the consequences of
the gap and what programs and policies could address the
The hearing is scheduled for 9 to 11:30 a.m. on
Tuesday, April 21, in E2030 (Feinstone Hall).
Homewood Museum to hold 'Green Homewood'
Hopkins' Homewood Museum, in cooperation with the
Morgan State University School of
Architecture and Planning and the Herring Run Watershed
Association, this week presents the ninth
edition of its annual symposium on Baltimore's Great
Green Baltimore: Environmental and Cultural
Sustainability will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Saturday, April 25, in 101 Remsen, Homewood campus. Five
speakers will address the ways in which
Homewood House interacts with its environment, and how its
1801 construction may provide lessons
Additional themes include Homewood's evolving
relationship with Baltimore City, university
campuses as models of sustainable development and historic
preservation, and new technologies — as
well as old ideas — for improving the environmental
and cultural sustainability of communities.
Registration is $40; $30 for museum members and Johns
Hopkins and Morgan State ID
holders; and free for full-time students with ID. Pre-paid
reservations are recommended; walk-in
registration is subject to availability.
For registration and more information, call
firstname.lastname@example.org or go
CARE President Helene Gayle to speak Tuesday at
Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA, will
speak next in the W.P. Carey Global Leader
Lecture Series at SAIS at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21.
Her talk is titled "Challenges of Foreign
Assistance in Today's World."
One of the premier international humanitarian
organizations, CARE runs programs to end
poverty in more than 60 countries.
Gayle previously spent 20 years with the Centers for
Disease Control, focused primarily on
combating HIV/AIDS, and then directed the HIV, TB and
Reproductive Health Program at the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation. She also is a member of the Johns
Hopkins University board of trustees.
The event will be held in the Nitze Building's Kenney
Auditorium. Non-SAIS affiliates should
RSVP to 202-663-5636 or
Photojournalist Jane Evelyn Atwood to talk at
Jane Evelyn Atwood, a world-renowned photojournalist
who lives and works in Paris, will visit the
Homewood campus this week as part of the 2009 Foreign Affairs Symposium, whose theme is
Global Leadership in the 21st Century.
Since starting her career in 1976, Atwood has
documented the lives of land mine victims,
Darfur refugees and women in prison; published a series of
books; received prestigious grants for her
work; and been exhibited in private and public collections
across the United States and Europe. Her
photographs have appeared in The New York Times
Magazine, Life and other notable publications.
Atwood's talk is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday,
April 21, in 101 Remsen.
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